The Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) office has staff to provide support and resource materials that may be helpful. There is an outdoor/physical education resource library for your use, and course files that contain the course's content guide, handouts from previous classes and other information. Files, computer, desk space, photocopier, telephone, etc. are available for your use on a space available basis.

Forms & Resources

HPER Department Handbook - Please read through this handbook, and bookmark it on your computer. It is easy to look up what you need with the bookmarks in this PDF

Faculty Portal Page on UAA Website - Brings many UAA teaching, curriculum development, research, career and employment links together in one place

Submitting Grades Online (PDF)


Blackboard Faculty Resources

UAOnline - Registration, student advising, grading and employee information

Faculty-Initiated Drop/Withdrawal Online Form

Incomplete Grade Contract

UAA Faculty and Staff Resources webpage


Preparing for your Class

Texbook, Syllabus, Blackboard

Give your textbook order to the HPER office. Call Cathy Dunham at 786-4085 for more information.

Design and submit the syllabus 2 weeks or more before course starts to the HPER office.

References to assist in writing syllabus:

If teaching activity classes, make sure First Aid & CPR certifications are up to date. Contact the HPER Office 907.786.4083 for upcoming classes if needed. 

Set up blackboard with course information and materials. See Blackboard links above under Forms and Resources.

If teaching in the WFSC, pick up keys from the HPER Office and review the section in the handbook on emergencies and injuries.

Health Forms and Risk Statements

ALL participants in activity classes must have the health forms (and risk statements, if required) signed and filled out properly and completely before participationin class. Forms must be locked and stored by the HPER office.

Hand out syllabus to students on the first day of class.

Notice is needed for office support (copying, equipment requests, etc.) - minimum of 2 working days. Contact the office at 786-4083.

Report any damaged gear to the Office Manager at 786-4085 as soon as possible.

Course Evaluations

  • IDEA Evaluation Forms to be filled out by the student online at the end of the course. Faculty need to complete the FIF (Faculty Information Form), then direct students to go online and complete the survey. FYI-Blank IDEA student form
  • PER Course Evaluation Forms for activity courses - provided by HPER office. Students fill them out in class near the end of the course, and the forms are submitted to the HPER Office.


Grades should be submitted within three business days of the last class period. All grades for the semester must be posted by the Wednesday after Finals Week. Grades are posted online


Employee Access/Benefits

Access to your official UAA Email on the web - Email FAQ UAA IT Call Center Help Desk 786-4646, option 1

Wolf Card - Official UAA ID Card and useful tool - fill out the card application form and submit in person to the Wolf Card Office in the University Center. Wolf Card information

Visit the CAFE - Center for Advanced Faculty Excellence Explore this website to find information on New Faculty Orientation; Faculty Resource Links - including Emergency Information, Workshops, Getting Connected on Campus (email, faculty listserv, UAA's online newsletter, UAA Human Resource Service, Parking Services, UAOnline & Wolf Card (UAA ID), and Learn About The Campus); and more.

Parking Services - UAA Parking Services (parking sticker required on campus Monday - Thursday)

Ride the bus for free - People Mover U-Pass

3 credit tuition waiver for each semester of teaching. Tuition Waiver Form

Access to UAA library, public events, student recreation centers and other facilities (see Adjunct CBA Article 14)

Computer/Software discounts
UAA Technology-computer purchasing   
Educational discounts on software are available through the UAA Bookstore software department (go to merchandise, then tech zone). You can contact the UAA Bookstore at 786-1151 or

Skillsoft online training and online book access - access through UAOnline > login > Employee Services > Employee E-Learning > Skillsoft > Submit (use search features, books link is books 24x7)